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Itinerant seller of salep (sahlab) drinks, Istanbul.
Itinerant seller of bugatsa pastry (Istanbul).
Itinerant mousseline fabric seller, Istanbul.
Itinerant poultry seller, Istanbul.
Itinerant chimmey cleaner, Istanbul.
The palace of Dolmabahçe, Istanbul.
Itinerant sweets seller, Istanbul.
1. Diamond belonging to the Mongol king of India. 2. Diamond belonging to the Duke of Tuscany. 3. Rough diamond of 242 carats. The author states that this was the bigger diamond he ever saw at the hands of the merchants of India. 4. Rough diamond bought by the author at Ahmedabad, India. 5. Finished diamond. 6. Rough diamond bought by the author in India. 7,8. Rough and finished diamond, of a total weight of 104 carats. The diamonds were bought by an affluent Danish merchant in the presence of the author.
Types of rough and finished gemstones: diamonds and rubies.
1. Pearl belonging to the king of Persia. According to the author the pearl was bought from an Arab merchant of Katifa in 1633 for 32.000 toman. 2. Pearl belonging to the Mongol king of India. 3. Pearl sold by the author to the governor of Bengal, uncle of the Mongol king of India. 4. Pearls belonging to the Mongol king of India.
Coins of Persia.
Coins of the Great Mongols of India.
Coins of one king and two majarajas, all tributaries of the emperor of the Great Mongols of India.
Coins from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
1,2. Coins minted by turkish merchants and colonists of Fort Saint George at Madras (today Chennai), India. 3-8. Coins minted by Dutch merchants and colonists of Pulicat (today Pazhaverkadu), India.
1-4. Coins of the Sultanate of Aceh (Sumatra). 5-6 Coins of Makassar, Indonesia. 7-10. Coins of the kingdom of Cambodia.
Coins of the kingdom of Siam (Thailand).
1-4. Coins of the kingdom of Assam (today in India). 5-6. Coins of the kingdom od Arakan (today in Burma). 7-10 Coins of the kingdom of Pegu (today Bago in Burma). 11 -12. Coins of the kingdom of Assam (today in India).
Coins of China and the kingdom of Tonkin (today in Vietnam).
Coins of Japan.
Coins bearing the symbols of astrological signs. They were commissioned by emperor Shah Mugal Jahan in honour of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, and minted in the twenty-four hours that he permitted her to reign in his place.
Coins minted by Portuguese merchants and colonists of Goah, India.
Coins of the Czar of Russia.
Coins of the kingdom of Tonkin (today in Vietnam).
The numbers used by speakers of all the languages of India alike, for financial and other transactions.
Larin, coin of the Arabic peninsula.
1-2: Golden coins of the Sultanate of Golkonda, India. 3-4: Coins of the kingdom of Visapur, India. 5,6. Coins of the Maharajah of Karnataka, India. 7-8. Coins of the Maharajah of Vellore, India. 9-12. Coins of the Maharajahs of Karnataka and Vellore. 13-17. Coins of the region of Coromandel at the eastern coast of India.
Preparation of wine at Rosetta, Egypt.
A raft crosses Tigres river at Mosul, Irak.
Street view at a market of Istanbul. In the background, Nuruosmaniye Mosque.